Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:15 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Programming languages are living phenomena: They're born, the lucky ones that don't die in infancy live sometimes long, fruitful lives, and then inevitably enter a period of decline. Unlike real life, the decline can last many, many years as the presence of large legacy codebases means practiced hands must tend the code for decades. The more popular the language once was, the longer this period of decline will be."
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RE[3]: Comment by RareBreed
by ebasconp on Tue 15th Jan 2013 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by RareBreed"
ebasconp
Member since:
2006-05-09

Functional languages are beautiful; but getting tied to a specific proprietary platform (.NET framework) is not a good idea.

I would take a look to Jaskell ( http://jaskell.codehaus.org ) instead.

Edited 2013-01-15 17:18 UTC

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RE[4]: Comment by RareBreed
by lucas_maximus on Tue 15th Jan 2013 20:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by RareBreed"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

except it can be used in MONO which is open source.

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